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Amy Silverman: Special Olympics creates choices
Sophie and her grandmother (Photo courtesy of the Silverman family) It was the perfect moment.The sun was shining, a breeze was blowing, my mother and I were stretched out on lounge chairs, enjoying the sounds of the crashing waves.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona receives B grade in new study on government transparency
Arizona receives high marks in a new survey that evaluates public access to state spending records. But researchers say there’s room for more government transparency in the state. The report has been released by the non-partisan Arizona Public Interest Research Group, or AZPIRG.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona educator reflects on Eddie Bashas dedication to schools
Arizona educators are remembering Eddie Basha for his dedication to public schools and children in need.  The businessman and philanthropist died Tuesday at age 75.  He’s probably best known for the chain of grocery stores that his family started in Arizona, but Eddie Basha also served on the State Board of Regents and ran for governor in the 1990s.
Sept. 20, 2013
Firebird Raceways last night out bittersweet for fans
After 30 years in business, the lease on Firebird International Raceway in Chandler ran out. Negotiations between the Gila River Indian Community, which owns the venue, and the current operators stalled, so the Valley racing institution is closing down completely this month.
Sept. 20, 2013
What Term Best Describes Immigrants Living In The U.S. Illegally?
The Associated Press Stylebook no longer will sanction using the term "illegal immigrant." The decision has been applauded by Latino advocates. For years, many protested the AP and other journalism organizations, including The New York Times, over usage of what they believed to be an offensive term.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Board of Regents approves tuition hike for three state universities
The Arizona Board of Regents has unanimously approved more than $100 million in tuition and fee increase at the state’s three universities for the next academic year.   Base tuition and mandatory fees will go up 3 percent at Arizona State and the University of Arizona and they’ll increase anywhere between 2-5 percent at Northern Arizona University.
Sept. 20, 2013
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Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix mayor heads to Mexico City for trade mission
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is traveling to Mexico City on Wednesday to lead a trade mission there. The purpose is to strengthen economic ties with our neighbor to the South.The delegation from Phoenix includes city and business leaders.
Sept. 20, 2013
Salt River Project says Nevada Utility wants to sell its share of SRPs Navajo coal power plant
Salt River Project Company confirmed that a Nevada utility wants to sell its share of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona. It’s the latest in a series of financial hits for SRP.Nevada state lawmakers have approved legislation that allows Nevada Energy Incorporated to sell its 11 percent share of the SRP-operated Navajo Generating Station by 2019.
Sept. 20, 2013
Easter hams bring audits for grocery stores
The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures says it found some retailers were overcharging customers for their Easter hams. Spokesman Shawn Marquez says they wanted to ensure customers were getting a fair and accurate price, but found some problems.
Sept. 20, 2013

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